Category archives: Celebrity

Remembering Pattycake, the Bronx Zoo’s Beloved Gorilla

In Pic :Pattycake in an undated photograph. She was once celebrated as “the Shirley Temple of the animal world.” She was so popular that she became the subject of a custody battle between two competing zoos. When she suffered a broken arm, rapt New Yorkers followed every twist and turn of her convalescence. Her name was Pattycake, and she was the first gorilla born in New York City. She died […]

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt :Villain or Victim? Complete Facts.

In a different Bombay, in September 1959, a man was pardoned for murder. The man, Lt Commander KM Nanavati, admitted to shooting his wife Sylvia’s lover, a “rich, swinging Sindhi bachelor”, three times through the chest with a revolver he had procured hours before the crime. There could be many reasons why the governor of Maharashtra pardoned Nanavati — that he was a well-connected, highly decorated officer; that he had […]

Letter from Arvind Kejriwal to Clamorworld

My fellow Indian, Under Anna’s leadership, India came on streets against corruption. The people demanded a strong anti-corruption law. The government did not agree. None of the parties agreed. Obviously, they couldn’t have agreed because if they passed a strong Jan Lokpal Bill, most of the politicians would be in jail and their properties would be confiscated. My friend, our entire political system has become rotten. Most of today’s problems […]

Rajguru,Sukhdev & BhagatSingh Martyrdom Day -23rd March

Collection of Famous Quotes by Bhagat Singh. Few quotes are from jail note book of Shaheed Bhagat Singh , Letters , Writings & Statements in the Court. These Bhagat Singh Quotes are from the great man himself , Read & do share with your friends! “If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud. When we dropped the bomb, it was not our intention to kill […]

1993 Mumbai blasts: I am heart broken but have to be strong for my family, says Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has to undergo three-and-a-half years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, said on Thursday that though he was “heart broken” by the Supreme Court’s verdict, he will continue to remain “strong”.   “I have already suffered for 20 years and been in jail for 18 months. If they want me to suffer more, I have to be strong. I am heart broken because […]

As Maharashtra battles drought, Asaram Bapu wastes water, abuses media

Mumbai: Self-proclaimed spiritual guru Asaram Bapu defied the Maharashtra government’s orders today by continuing to indulge in pre-Holi celebrations, using thousands of litres of water at a time when the state is facing its worst drought since 1972. On Sunday, Asaram Bapu and his followers used a minimum of 50,000 litres of drinking water for Holi revelries in Nagpur’s Kasturchand Park. Dressed in a pink dress and matching headgear, Asaram […]

Silenced Zia-ul-Haq reportedly had the evidence to nail Raja Bhaiya’s role in the 2012 riots

In Pic :Silenced Zia-ul-Haq . Murder charges and clashes with cops are nothing new for Raja Bhaiya. But his alleged role in the murder of a police officer could derail his charmed life. FEW PEOPLE are able to maintain a life in politics coterminous with a life in crime. Raja Bhaiya, a strongman in Uttar Pradesh, has done exactly that for two decades. But comeuppance is the staple of the men of […]

For her, toilets signify dignity

You’ve probably heard of Puri, the sea-side resort in Odisha. But have you heard of Sagada, a tiny village in Puri’s Nimapada block? Kabita Nayak (44), strong and gritty, hadn’t heard of Sagada either, until she came to the village as a young bride in 1985. India was taking slow steps towards liberalisation but Sagada stood out for reasons no one would ever want to advertise. Imagine a village, an […]

Is Narendra Modi another Sanjay Gandhi?

‘To Sanjay Gandhi, the means were not as important as the end…’ ‘The appeal that someone like Narendra Modi holds is precisely this — that he gets things done. Don’t ask too many questions about how he gets it done though…’ ‘But that’s exactly what is dangerous because that is how authoritarianism comes in. It always comes in with public consent.’ Vinod Mehta, editor extraordinaire, speaks to Rediff.com‘s Saisuresh Sivaswamy in […]

The Man We Released At Kandahar

Q&A Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar, 46, Commander-In-Chief, Al-Umar Mujahideen MUSHTAQ ZARGAR is the chief of pro-Pakistan Al-Umar Mujahideen, which had 700 militants when the Kashmiri insurgency was at its peak in the 1990s. Zargar, who comes from a copper polishing family, crossed the LoC in 1988, and rose to lead Al-Umar after breaking away from pro-azaadi JKLF in 1990. Al-Umar’s key men were killed in gunfights and Zargar was arrested from his hideout […]